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Home Supply Kit

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FirstAidBeing prepared starts at home. Consider having supplies for up to 5 days.


  • Water, one gallon per person per day
  • Food, ready to eat or requiring minimal water
  • Baby food and special diets
  • Manual can opener (non-electric)
  • First aid kit and instructions
  • Essential medications
  • Flashlight
  • Radio, battery operated
  • Batteries
  • Cash in small denominations
  • Copy of important documents and phone numbers
  • Unscented liquid household bleach for water purification
  • Personal hygiene items including toilet paper, feminine supplies, and soap
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Heavy gloves
  • Fire extinguisher (A-B-C type)
  • Warm clothes, a hat and rain gear
  • Local map
  • Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items
  • Plastic sheeting, duct tape and utility knife for covering broken windows
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Extra house and car keys
  • Large plastic bags for waste and sanitation
  • Any special need items for children and seniors or people with disabilities
  • Pet supplies, including water

Sanitation Supplies

  • Large plasting trash bags for trash, waste and water protection
  • Large trash cans
  • Bar soap and liquid detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Feminine and infant supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • Household bleach
  • Newspaper to wrap garbage and waste

Safety and Comfort

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Heavy gloves for clearing debris
  • Change of clothing
  • Knife or razor blades


  • Barbeque, camp stove, chafing dish (for outdoor use)
  • Fuel for cooking (Charcoal, propane, etc.)
  • Matches
  • Plastic knives, forks, spoons
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Paper towels
  • Heavy-duty alluminum foil

Tools and Supplies

  • Axe, shovel, broom
  • Crescent wrench for turning off gas
  • Screwdriver, pliers, hammer
  • Coil of 1/2" rope
  • Plastic tape and sheeting
  • Toys for children